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Rumor: First official PSP2 shot leaks out [Update: Sony comments]

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 05:45 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Update: Sorry, folks. No nail in this one’s coffin just yet. We got in touch with a Sony rep, only to receive a big, fat ”we don’t comment on rumour or speculation.” So then, let the rumor and speculation continue!

Original article: Sony, maybe you ought to just go ahead and cancel that big meeting of yours.

Don’t worry. The Internet’s got it covered.

Adding to the flood of info that’s already spilled out concerning the still-unofficial PSP2, we now have the above piece of artwork, which Kotaku claims is the real deal – straight from Sony’s lap. No Photoshop wizardry or extremely early April Fools jokes here.

Interestingly, this one has a PSPgo-like sliding shell – something little birds informed us had been scrapped due to overheating issues. If we’re looking at the genuine article here, then we’re guessing Sony found some way to cool it down a few notches. Or, you know, it’s a horrible fake. One of those two.

Other than that, it seems to check out with everything we’ve heard so far. There are two analog nubs, an SD card, and what appears to be a proprietary PSP2 stick of some sort.

We’ll, of course, give Sony a ring, but we’re not expecting much beyond the usual “we don’t comment on rumors and speculation” angle. We’ll update this post as soon as we hear back.

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  1. frostquake

    Ewwww…Looks like a Fugly Phone…but I will still get it…Ugly Chicks and Ugly Dudes need Love Too!!!

    Would love the Silver part to be ALL Black though!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I reckon it’s fake. That’s the phone case.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Razor

    Yeah…looks fake.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Nathan Grayson

    I’ve been comparing it with images of the PSP Phone. I think the bottom half is ripped straight from the PSP Phone, but with a PSP-3000 bottom-left loop thing. The top half clearly came from the PSP Phone as well. Still waiting on a “haha, no” from Sony.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. EdE62992

    Is it just me or is that RIFT guy’s head too small? Top Right ^

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DejaVu

    A stylus? What for?! The Top-Screen?! -> FAKE!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Super fake.

    Why you need STYLUS? thats a logical question right here.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    @7, Smaller so more precise than a finger, duh…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. MegaGeek1

    @5, bahahahaha

    #9 4 years ago
  10. FRGT10

    This can’t be real.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mattrobbo670

    thats the psp phone

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mattrobbo670

    Also the 2 looks fake on it

    #12 4 years ago
  13. chronoss2

    super fake

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Robo_1

    Fake as fake can be. I hope.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Goffee

    Fake, PSP2 will use MicroSD or m2 memory sticks, not those socking great things. ALso if it has a rear facing touch screen how would you use the stylus on it?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Hmm.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Goffee

    Also, there is no picture of Gran Turismo 6 Portable that Sony would use to bait potential buyers!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. b4lmung

    1. use 1st gen of Memory stick ?
    2. stylus what for ?
    3. the number ’2′ in PSP2 look so fake for me

    #18 4 years ago
  19. 2plus2equals5

    It’s incredibly fake and not worths an article :|

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Crysis

    Gray looks tacky, please let this be fake, I’m fairly certain it is…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. MrBambinoDent

    It’s too ugly to be produced by Sony
    Besides it’s looks pure fake
    P.S: Why don’t we just cool down for less than 48 hours instead of all this S**T !!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    Fake.

    #22 4 years ago